Grammys Highlights: Daft Punk Wins, Pharrell's Hat, Taylor Swift Has Sex with a Piano
Press Photo Daft Punk
Here at RFT Music, we care about our readers. We want to bring you sunshine, not rain. Joy, not pain. That's why we sucked it up and watched the ridiculous 56th annual Grammy awards last night -- so you didn't have to.
No need to thank us -- we were happy to sit through four hours of hell to earn your love. We endured everything from Katy Perry's battle with the Harry Potter dementors to Robin Thicke corrupting Chicago (the band, not the city, though we imagine that happens too) to Daft Punk winning everything but refusing to say thank you. The entire Grammys telecast wasn't completely terrible, though. We also got to witness a performance from the two surviving Beatles and Kendrick Lamar making Imagine Dragons sound infinitely better than they really are.
Below, check out Grammy highlights and tweets about a few performers (we're hesitant to call them all "musicians") who have visited St. Louis or will be gracing our venues soon. And if you really, really feel like punishing yourself, you can consume a gazillion tweets and photos in our Storify collection about the Grammys. Get ready to say "Ugh" a bunch, though.
THE GOOD STUFF
Beyonce and Jay-Z Open the Grammys with Sexytime
The Bey+Jay duet might have been the worst-kept secret in Grammy history (other than the inevitable Paul McCartney/Ringo Starr deal [See below]), but that didn't keep us from getting all hot and bothered while the lovebirds were groping each other during "Drunk in Love."
Made the kids leave the room during that Beyonce and Jay-Z reenactment of the making of baby Blue.— Aisha Sultan (@AishaS) January 27, 2014
Beyonce singing to the chair reminded me of Clint Eastwood at the GOP convention. #GRAMMYs— David Warner (@hiddeninput) January 27, 2014
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Fall in Love Again
The cutest Beatle and the most-overlooked Beatle hadn't performed together in years, but that changed in last night's TOTALLY SURPRISE triumph. Viewers tweeted their fear that the surviving British Invasion would employ holograms of George Harrison and John Lennon during McCartney's "Queenie Eye," but the Grammys wisely stuck to a Fab Two. Ringo may have been fake drumming, though.
Extremely thankful that the Grammy Foundation decided to forgo the Lennon & Harrison holograms. #GRAMMYs— Michael Tomko (@michaeltomko) January 27, 2014
We can be pretty fucking jaded, but seeing half The Beatles perform together was pretty damn cool. #grammys— Riot Fest (@RiotFest) January 27, 2014
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